Scleria brownii (CYPERACEAE) Brown’s Sedge

Plants to Plant

A sedge, shortly rhizomatous, perennial, grass-like. Can be mistaken for a number of weedy sedges. Grows in a variety of habitats from vine forest, to woodland to heathland. Plants about 20-35 cm tall with corm-like rhizomes. Stems triangular with the bases clothed in purplish hairy sheaths with long hairs at mouth of sheath.

Photo: Robert Whyte